The U.S. Department of Energy Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL) is holding a 60-day comment period from January 6 through March 7, 2014 on proposed Class 2 modifications to the Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit. The proposed changes are to general permit conditions for groundwater monitoring, revisions to permit plans, and revisions to the Groundwater Monitoring Plan at the Liquid Effluent Retention Facility and 200 Area Effluent Treatment Facility (LERF/ETF).
Proposed Class 2 modifications include:
- Changes to the general permit conditions addressing groundwater monitoring (Permit Conditions II.F)
- Deletion of Permit Attachment 10 (Purgewater Management Plan)
- Revisions to Permit Attachment 8 (Well Maintenance and Inspection Plan)
- Updates to groundwater monitoring at the Liquid Effluent Retention Facility and 200 Area Effluent Treatment Facility (LERF/ETF)
The proposed modifications include updating the unit-specific conditions and an addendum of the LERF/ETF permit.
A complete revision to the LERF/ETF groundwater monitoring plan is proposed, which would include the identification of a new groundwater monitoring well.
The DOE-RL contact for this permit change is Kim Ballinger, (509) 376-6332. The Washington State Department of Ecology contact is Andrea L. Prignano, (509) 372-7950.
The permittees’ compliance history during the life of the permit being modified is available from the Ecology contact.
The Administrative Record for the Class II modification can be found at the following link: http://pdw.hanford.gov/arpir/index.cfm/viewDoc?accession=0086878
How can the public provide input?
A public meeting will be held February 11, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 pm, at the Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr. Richland, WA 99352.
Comments should be submitted by March 7, 2014, to:
Andrea L. Prignano
Washington Department of Ecology
3100 Port of Benton Boulevard
Richland, WA 99354
Proposed Permit Modifications for Hanford’s Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility